What do people have to say about our school?
David Theobald, the Senior Primary Advisor for Somerset, visited our school during October. Here are a few of his comments from his report:
"The school considers the quality of teaching to be good and improving and all lessons observed during this visit support this judgement, with several examples of outstanding practice...Pupils demonstrated good attitudes and positive learning behaviours... highly effective support provided by Teaching Assistants...Teachers demonstrated good subject knowledge and a sound use of appropriate technical vocabulary, not only in Literacy and Mathematics but also in Music and PE sessions...Teaching and Learning is supported by an interesting and varied curriculum and themes are clearly evident in classroom displays..."
"Congratulations to the children who took part and to the staff who trained them so well for the concert held after the Remembrance Service yesterday and thanks to Elmhurst for your hospitality. Well done everybody!"
Chair of Governors at Hindhayes Infant School
"Just wanted to say what a beautiful Remembrance service it was today. So many of us in tears!"
Julia Wilson, parent
"On arrival I was welcomed into a clean, calm and well-ordered school by friendly and professional office staff....I was impressed with the learning environment in general....Teachers are confident in their classrooms, friendly and welcoming... The children were extremely well behaved and courteous to each other, and to me as a visitor.... All classes presented as calm, well ordered and a place fit for children to learn..."
Judith Barrett, Head of St. Michael's Academy and LLE (Local Leader of Education)
It was nice meeting you yesterday and hosting both groups from Elmhurst Junior School. The kids were inquisitive and well behaved. I hope you all had an enjoyable and informative day.
With best wishes,
Iris. (Bristol Synagogue)
"Keep up the good work - the school was buzzing!"
Sarah Cook - Somerset Literacy Advisor
"....the concert the other day at the Cathedral was super, they all sang so well."
Julie Turnball, parent of Ethan Y4